Antonio J Costa-Filho

Antonio J Costa-Filho
Associate Professor
Antonio José da Costa Filho received a Bachelor degree in Physics from the University of São Paulo (USP) in 1994. After that he started his graduate program in the same university, concluding his Masters in 1996. His PhD project was developed both in São Carlos (Brazil), under the supervision of Prof. Otaciro Nascimento, and in Ithaca (USA), where he spent 3 years as a graduate student at Cornell University, working under Prof. Jack Freed´s supervision. During his PhD, Prof. Antonio Costa worked on the development of new electron magnetic resonance methods for the study of: (1) lipid-protein interactions, (2) the dynamic structure of lipid membranes, and (3) metal centers in protein structure. In 2001 he received his PhD degree in Physics from the University of São Paulo and started working as an Assistant Professor at USP (Campus São Carlos). He is currently a Full Professor at USP-Ribeirão Preto and his research interests involve the investigation of interactions between biomolecules with emphasis on how the interaction between proteins and their ligands (substrates, inhibitors, and membranes) can lead to modulation/control of the protein function. More recently, he also got involved in projects seeking to identify how pharmacologically-relevant compounds (metal complexes and drugs) affect the organization of models for the cell membrane. To accomplish those objectives he makes use of a combined and interdisciplinary approach of experimental techniques such as magnetic resonance, circular dichroism, and microcalorimetry. In this context, Prof. Costa-Filho group has been pioneering the establishment of electron magnetic resonance methods in Brazil for the study of conformational changes in proteins, such as site-directed spin labelling and double electron-electron resonance (DEER). He has received several awards for his teaching skills as well as for contributions to his specific field of scientific interest. He is an Affiliate Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, an Affiliate Member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (previous Third World Academy of Sciences ? TWAS), and a research fellow (1C) of the Brazilian Research Council (CNPq).
Research Interest
Molecular Biophysics, Pulsed electron spin resonance, Lipid-Protein Interactions, Metalloproteins
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